I just setup 9 VMs on our main Windows 2008 server (Hyper-V) and need some way for the VMs to access the files on a directly attached RAID array as local drives. From my research it sounds like a SAN is the only option. Is this correct? Will this provide the functionality I require?
If so, and I do need a SAN, then can you make a recommendation on a free iSCSI target for Windows Server 2008 x64? I've already seen RocketDivision and others but for the full iSCSI features I need they are all $1000 USD or over.
Is there a feature in Windows Server that I'm missing that can do this? I'm using Windows Server 2008 x64 Standard. I know Windows Storage Server has iSCSI target - again, am I missing something?
Thanks in advance!